Useful links

We’ve curated a list of up-to-date industry news, developments and other helpful information below


The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service is a Crown non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to improve organisations and working life through the promotion and facilitation of strong industrial relations practice. Find out more

ECS Card

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS), is the only ID and competence card scheme for electrotechnical operatives in the UK recognised and endorsed by the industry. Holding an ECS card proves your qualification status, main electrical occupation, identity, your health and safety awareness, as well as any additional disciplines you are skilled to work in. Find out more

Electrical Careers

The Electrical Careers website has been created by the electrical industry to help you to make informed choices about your training and career progression. On the site, you’ll find information on the industry, the opportunities and most important the correct training routes you should follow. Find out more

Electrical Contractors Association

ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association) supports and represents the UK industry in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out more

Electrical Industries Charity

Creating better workplaces and industry communities for over 100 years. The Electrical Industries Charity offer a wide range of industry support services to those who serve and have served within the electrical and energy sector. Find out more

Evolve Pensions

Evolve provides a range of workplace pension services to pension schemes, employers, trustees or consultants. Find out more

Healthy Working Lives

The place to go if you are an employer in Scotland looking for workplace health, safety and wellbeing information. Find out more

Highway Electrical Association

Established in 2011, the Highway Electrical Association (HEA) is a trade association with a history expanding over 65 years. The HEA was formed by the amalgamation of The Association of Signal, Lighting and other highway electrical contractors (ASLEC) and The Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (HEMSA). Find out more


The JIB sets the standards for employment, welfare, grading and apprentice training in the electrical contracting industry. Members benefit from a ‘one-stop-shop‘ which takes care of employment matters, a comprehensive health and benefits scheme and access to markets other contractors cannot reach. Find out more

National Inspection Council

NICEIC are the UK largest voluntary register of electrical businesses, assessing over 36,000 businesses to ensure that the installation work they undertake meets the expected standards, to keep us all safe.

But we are so much more than that, we assess and provide certification for renewable energy installers, plumbers
and gas and heating engineers. We also provide industry-leading training and consulting services for the building and construction sectors. Find out more

National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industy

The National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry (NJC) is a partnership between trade unions and employers. It reviews and administers the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry – sometimes referred to as the ‘Blue Book’, or the NAECI. The NJC’s objectivity, authority and independence foster cohesive working relationships. The same qualities equip it to play a constructive role as the industry meets the challenges of the future. Find out more

Scottish Government Certification Register

If you are undertaking building work and you want to find someone who is approved to certify the work complies with building regulations, you should use the Scottish Government’s Building Standards Certification Register. The register provides lists of approved designers or installers and their contact details. Find out more


The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) was established in 1990 to manage the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) Training Schemes. SECTT run the only industry-approved training scheme for electrical apprenticeships in Scotland. The Trust was established by SELECT and Unite the Union who appoint an equal number of Trustees as their representatives. Find out more


SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. Founded in 1900 as The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland, SELECT became the first trade association in the world to serve the electrical industry. Find out more

SELECT find a contractor

SELECT ensures that work carried out by Member companies is of the highest quality, employs the best modern technology and, above all is safe. Find a Contractor

SJIB on Twitter

Follow SJIB on Twitter for all the latest industry-related updates. Find out more

Skills for Security

Skills for Security’s mission is to improve skills and standards of professionalism in the security industry by providing access to high-quality training courses and qualifications. Find out more


The SNIJIB is an independent and neutral not for profit organization. Membership of the SNIJIB Board comprises of nominated members from SNIPEF and Unite the Union who together represent the interests of everyone in the plumbing industry. Find out more


The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) is the principal trade association for plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Find out more

UK Enic

The UK‘s national agency for international qualifications and skills. Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the UK NARIC recognition agency function has to change from a NARIC (which is an EU-only title) to an ENIC (the wider European title for national recognition agencies) in order to meet the UK’s continuing treaty obligations. Find out more

Unite the Union

Unite is the union for the 21st century, meeting the greatest challenges facing working people today. Find out more

Unite Benevolent Fund

The Unite Benevolent Fund is a fund to support Unite the Union members and employees and their immediate dependants. Find out more